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The U.S. Department of Defense returns to the BIO Convention in 2016


The Joint Project Manager for Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS), a program within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is returning to the BIO International Convention this year and looking to collaborate with biopharmaceutical companies through innovative contracting arrangements that support partnerships throughout the drug development life cycle. Two programs, the Advanced Development and Manufacturing Capabilities (ADMC) and the Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program (JVAP) are on site to discuss how other transactional authority (OTA) agreements can Read More >

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High School BioGENEiuses Seek to Heal, Fuel and Feed the World


Today, a group of elite high school students from across the country, Canada and Germany competed in the International BioGENEius Challenge, taking place at the 2016 BIO International Convention, to showcase their innovative research. These students are part of a generation who are forward-thinking, socially minded and dedicated to creating sustainable solutions that can solve some of the most complex problems facing our world today and their world in the future. Here is just a sampling of Read More >

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Gene Pool – The Fiercest Competition At #BIO2016!


What do you get when you toss high school biotechnology scientists into the “nature and nurture” version of the hit TV show Shark Tank™? Introducing Gene Pool – a “fast pitch” format competition where our next generation of biotech leaders have minimal time to convince judges and the audience that their innovative research is better than the rest. Returning for the second annual Gene Pool competition this year at the 2016 BIO International Convention, the Read More >

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Leveraging the power of partnerships

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The world is an interconnected and interdependent place socially, economically, and environmentally. Not only is our global society becoming increasingly interconnected through the spread of technology, but we are becoming tightly intertwined both through the spread of diseases and the global partnerships established to combat them. The term neighbor has an evolving definition. Consequently, it is important we all adapt to the changing environment and look beyond our traditional encumbrances towards emerging opportunities to share Read More >

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BIO Adds Airgas to Membership Discount Program


BIO Business Solutions®, BIO’s cost savings program, has announced a new partnership with Airgas, an Air Liquide company.  The Airgas program, available to members of BIO and our state affiliates, offers a broad range of industrial, specialty and medical gases in all modes of supply; dry ice; cryogenic storage and gas handling equipment and supplies. The program provides preferred pricing on gas products and 10-25% preferred discounts on equipment and supplies and the ability to customize Read More >

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